CFP: Memory & Democracy - GSA Memory Studies Network (GSA, Pittsburgh, PA, September 27-30, 2018)

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GSA Memory Studies Network Call for Submissions for the 42nd GSA Conference  (in Pittsburgh, PA, September 27-30, 2018)

The Memory Studies Network welcomes submissions of papers, roundtables and especially full panels that focus on issues of memory and commemoration as they relate to questions of democracy, populism, and social movements in Germany. 

In particular (but not exclusively), we are interested in papers and panels that address the following themes:

-The role of memory and affect in German democracy

-Memories of democratic action as a resource for citizenship

-The democratization of memories, museums, and archives

-The role of memory in German social movements (in transnational and comparative perspectives)

-Regional/generational differences within Germany’s memory regime and their impact on political ideals and affiliations

Paper proposals should include author name(s), affiliation(s), paper title, and an abstract (200 words max). 

Panel proposals should include a panel title and abstract (200 words max), as well as panelists’ names, affiliations, paper titles, and abstracts (200 words max). Please include the names and affiliations of a panel chair and discussant. (If you are short of a chair or discussant, please still submit your panel proposal. In that case, we will ask someone in the memory network community to serve as chair/discussant. Please also indicate if you yourself would be willing to take on the additional role of chair/discussant in another panel.)

Please put your submission (abstract + author information or whole panel proposal) in one document, and submit no later than January 20th, 2018 to and